'Thank you professor': Pamela Karlan sets impeachment hearing on fire with blistering attack on Trump and GOP enablers
Pamela Kaplan

Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan won thousands of fans with her blistering opening statement in the House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing.


Karlan blasted Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the committee's ranking member, after he suggested she had not read the underlying evidence in the case against President Donald Trump.

"I read transcripts of every one of the witnesses who appeared in the live hearing," Karlan said. "I'm insulted by the suggestion that as a law professor I don't care about those facts."

She then laid out strong evidence that impeachment was ratified by the Constitution's framers to handle exactly the type of official corruption laid out by the impeachment inquiry against Trump.

“Put simply, a candidate for president should resist foreign interference in our elections, not demand it,” Karlan said. “If we are to keep faith with the Constitution and our Republic, President Trump must be held to account.”